The Tam News

100 years in retrospect

(Photos from Tam News archives)

By Kara Kneafsey

December 20, 2019

2019 was the 100th anniversary of The Tamalpais News. Since 1919, journalism students have been covering popular culture, historic events, and day-to-day life at Tam. The following are excerpts from archival issues of The Tam News, with quotes from alumni to help bring them to life.

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